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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
93.5%
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4.5
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.5
287 Reviews (287)
5 Stars
179
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7350 yards
Slope 139
Rating 76.0
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Panther Lake: Orange County National
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2014 #13)

Reviews

4.5
1297 Reviews (1297)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Brunch 26
Watching the Game 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 92
Water Hazards 87
Undulating Greens 79
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 87
Playing Multiple Courses 75
Locals 66
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 89
Near Local Attractions 39
Convenient to the City 36

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

As always

It was a good course to play well after the aeration. Pace of play is a constant problem here. Not to mention that no one seems to know how to rake a bunker.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/18/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/18/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely Beautiful

Orange County National is a great course. The facilities are impeccable. Walking around inside the club house, I half expected a tour pro to come walking around the corner. The pro shop was gorgeous and the gentlemen behind the counter were incredibly friendly and helpful. The course was equally as impressive. The layout was challenging, but fair. Tee boxes were well kept, fairways had no bare spots, greens rolled well, even though some of them were recently punched. Bunker layouts were very cool, and the water hazards weren't oppressive, but they didn't let you forget they were there. Excellent design, fun course, beautiful facilities. 10/10 would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better than expected

Very helpful staff, large driving range, the course was in great condition, greens were fast. I will play here again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/15/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Panther Lake at Orange County National thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Panther Lake

The course is in very good condition. Challenging but fair. Played from the Green Tees. Our Threescore was quicker than the foursome in front of us. So there was some wait time. I would definitely come back. The range is amazing. The best I've seen or used. You can practice without feeling crowded.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Thank you for your recommendation! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair golf challenge

I play OCN regularly because it is among the best central FL has to offer year round. I live here. I’ll be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/11/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing shape

Everything was in amazing shape with fast greens ! Now is the time to get out there and play this amazing course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/11/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall Best Course.

After playing several courses in the Orlando area, Orange County National Golf, Panther Lake was our favorite. Layout was challenging but very playable. Course condition was in great shape and greens were excellent. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Great experience and look forward to playing it again as well as Crooked Cat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play atrocious

We played this morning. It was pretty much wide open except maybe 1-2 groups of 4somes. My group didn’t exactly like it up with 3 members shooting over 100.. we waited on Every single shot and every single hole. They really have to get someone out there to control the pace. It was a 5 hour 8 min round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Thank you for reviewing Orange County National! We want the opportunity to get 5-stars on your next visit! Please let our staff know how we can make your experience more enjoyable!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Panther Lake

The greens were recently punched and that was the basis for today’s rating.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape

I’m aware that we haven’t had rain in the Orlando area in over a month but this course is in very poor shape. Greens are absolutely burnt up. Even in the fairways, you could not find grass. Really sad that they still charge full rate considering the condition of this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/21/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First experience on Panther

First time on panther layout. Other two trips to OCN. I played Crooked Cat.

I enjoyed the layout, although it was helpful to have a local in our fioursome to draw attention to specific features of many of the holes.

Pin placements were brutal, consistently far left or right on very large undulating greens. Ball speed and direction was hampered due to being very grainy. Putts running diagonally through the grain were extremely difficult to navigate.

Suggestion: look at where the tee markers are set on the par threes. From the green markers, every par three, except one fell within a distance between 170 - 177. A little variety would have been welcome.

I marked “Staff Friendliness” as fair because there weren’t many staff members around to interact with. The guy at the bag drop area said two words, the guy in the ProShop said two words, gave me my slip and I was out the door. There was nobody outside to direct me to the Panther layout. Granted, they have signs, but anyone new to the layout could be confused.

The starter at Panther # 1 was very friendly, as was the lady in the snack bar.

All in all, I had a good time with my group and will come back again in the fall, when I return for another golf vacation. Having a green/ white combo on the score card would bring more variety to the round of gold, since it would involve using more clubs in your bag during the 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/10/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Much Fun

No one helped put clubs on carts, staff in Proshop was not friendly or appreciative of the business, the course and tee boxes have a lot of really thin grassy areas, and the pace of play was 4 3/4 hours. Not much fun.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/10/2021

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that we did not provide you an appropriate Orange County National experience. We would love the opportunity to discuss your recent visit with you further to personally address the challenges you encountered. Please contact our GM at jbixler@ocngolf.com or 407-656-2626 ext 2221. We hope to have the opportunity to provide you a proper experience soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Panther Lake

Great course and challenging layout. Greens were verti-cut and sanded but still worth it. A MUST play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun!

All was great , except aeration of BOTH practice greens on this morning!! Opps!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/05/2021

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

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